The Friday Sports Report – 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

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Offensive Line

If Forrest Lamp is the standard by which all offensive guards will be judged in this draft class, then what player makes the best case to replace him at the top?

Dorian JohnsonWhen scoring interior linemen in 2017 there is less than 40 points separating the product from Western Kentucky from our #2 ranked guard, Pitt’s Dorian Johnson. To put that in perspective, scores for our top players end up with 4 digits. To say that it’s extremely close may be understating it a bit.

Johnson is a mauler in the ground game, sound in pass protection and possesses an NFL frame. He moves swiftly for a large man and can make impact blocks at the second level. Dorian has played both guard and tackle at the college level so the versatility that coaches love is part of his game. While there are some fundamentals that will need a bit of coaching up the upside is obvious from the moment you begin watching his game.

With such a close comparison in our metric, we would not be surprised if Dorian Johnson ends up being the better of the options over Forrest Lamp.

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C.E.O. and lead writer for the Live 4 Sport Network. I started on the journey of draft analysis by ghost writing for an online scouting resource in 2007. It was from that experience that we developed the system we now use for our NFL draft projections, player analysis and fantasy football information. We revised the system in 2011 and it now outperforms the majority of major online draft and fantasy projection sites and consistently identifies players that are either overlooked or overhyped. The Live 4 Sport Network is dedicated to constantly improving our process to always put out the best information possible for draftniks and fantasy football players alike.
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